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      Knowledge, Attitude And Uptake Of Covid-19 Vaccine Among Health Care Workers Of University Of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

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            The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, with Nigeria and Borno in particular being highly affected. A vaccine provides the best hope for a permanent solution to controlling the pandemic. However, to be effective, a vaccine must be accepted and used by the healthcare workers as significant individual in the community. The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge, attitude, anduptake of COVID-19 vaccines among healthcare workers in University of Maiduguri, teaching Hospital. Data was collected from 260 healthcare workers who were sampled using stratified sampling technique with a self-developed questionnaire. The collected data was analysed using SPSS Version 20.0 and presented in tables and charts. The result revealed a good knowledge of COVID-19 Vaccine among respondents (58.8%) with a positive attitude towards COVID-19 Vaccination (51.9%). However, uptake was low (47.69%) which was greatly affected by fear of side effects, fear of unknown and shortage of the vaccine. In conclusion, similar study can be conducted with a large sample to generalize the findings; and the same study can be conducted in different setting.

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            AHRO Reviews of Nursing & Midwifery
            20 May 2022
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            : 1
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Impatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre (IPTC) Nurse, MSF, Maiduguri
            [2 ] Department of Nursing Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakalaki, Nigeria
            [3 ] Dept of Nursing Sciences, Ebonyi State of University, Abakalaki, Nigeria
            [4 ] College of Nursing and Midwifery Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
            [5 ] Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
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            10.36295/ARNM/2022/7600
            537821c8-a03f-47b6-b499-41542266ab33

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


            All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files).
            Nursing
            Covid-19 vaccination,Attitude,Health care workers,Knowledge,Uptake

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